Williams in talks to reprise 'Mrs. Doubtfire' role

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FILE - In this April 28, 2012 file photo, Robin Williams appears onstage at The 2012 Comedy Awards in New York. Fox 2000 is developing a sequel to the 1993 hit “Mrs. Doubtfire” with “Elf” writer David Berenbaum attached to pen the script for the comedy, confirmed the studio on Thursday, April 17, 2014. While there are no deals in place, insiders say that Chris Columbus is back on board to direct and Williams will reprise his starring role. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, file)
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FILE - In this April 28, 2012 file photo, Robin Williams appears onstage at The 2012 Comedy Awards in …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fox 2000 is developing the sequel to the 1993 hit comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire," which starred Robin Williams.

The follow-up will be penned by "Elf" writer David Berenbaum, the studio's spokeswoman, Chelsey Summey, confirmed on Thursday.

While no deals are in place yet, Williams and Chris Columbus are in talks to join the production, Summey said.

The 62-year-old Williams would reprise his role as Mrs. Doubtfire, and Columbus would be back to direct and produce with his company 1492.

Williams starred in "Mrs. Doubtfire" as struggling actor Daniel Hillard, a father of three who disguised himself as Scottish nanny Mrs. Doubtfire to spend time with his kids. The former wife of Williams' Daniel was played by Sally Field. Pierce Brosnan also starred.

The original film made over $400 million worldwide.

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